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Chrome will no longer autoplay content with sound in January 2018

Google today announced Chrome is going to war with autoplay. Starting next year, Chrome will only autoplay a given piece of content when the media won’t play sound or the user has indicated an interest in the media. Not all users have the same preferences for autoplay media, so Google has looked at letting users mute and unmute entire websites ...

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​Galaxy Note 8 takes 850,000 pre-orders in Korea

The Galaxy Note 8 received a total of 850,000 pre-orders in South Korea, Samsung Electronics has said, the highest yet for any Note handset. The phablet received 395,000 orders on its first day in the country. Samsung said the phone also <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-sells-more-note-8-devices-in-the-us-than-any-previous-note/" targe… Latest news

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Top China Bitcoin exchange to stop trading

One of China’s biggest Bitcoin exchanges has said it will stop trading, after a government warning over virtual currencies. BTCC said it would stop buying and selling on 30 September in response to tightening regulation. It comes after authorities banned initial coin offerings on 5 September. The country has seen an explosion of digital currency trading, sparking fears about the ...

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China's WeChat crackdown drives bitcoin devotees to Telegram

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 – 11:56 AM [HONG KONG] WeChat is starting to see its first wave of defectors: Chinese cryptocurrency afficionados. The country’s crackdown on bitcoin and WeChat, the nation’s dominant messaging app, is sending users of both to Telegram and other encrypted services banned in the country. With administrators personally liable for what is said on groups they ...

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The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media

The summer’s hottest destination for video entertainment is a U.K.-based social media brand called LADbible. In July alone, the viral clips that churn out of its Facebook page were viewed more than 3 billion times. Though the site is nominally branded around young British men, its offerings hold an oddly universal appeal. On a recent afternoon, it served up videos ...

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Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid

In an era where art is shared and streamed for free, Patreon offers new hope for turning content creation into a career. Illustrators, comedians, game makers, and musicians use Patreon to let fans pay a monthly subscription fee for special access to their work. In exchange, Patreon takes only a tiny 5% cut. With 50,000 creators and 1 million subscribers ...

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PikPok will launch Into the Dead sequel on October 13

Into the Dead was a smashing success from 2012, where your job was to avoid running into zombies on a speed path. Now New Zealand mobile game publisher PikPok is launching Into the Dead 2 on October 13 on Android and iOS. Into the Dead has more than 70 million times. The gruesome game was a simple endless runner, where ...

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DBS, IMDA to create first fintech training programme under TeSA initiative

DBS Bank and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have collaborated to create the first fintech training programme under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative. The programme, which will train over 85 young professionals, will groom them to be skilled in agile development, DevOps, information security and data analytics for the financial services sector. DBS is the first bank to partner IMDA ...

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